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Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302

A collection of hubble photography – the hubblesite.org – is the source for this beautiful image. The provided information is worth a read, here’s an excerpt: What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles […]

Open Source is Magic by Chris DiBoda of Google

Chris goes on at length to describe and promote open source. He delves into it’s early rise, the nay sayers, their collapse against the inevitable rightness of open source as a means to an end (the most usable product), other reasons why it’s good, and it’s ubiquity in today’s world. It is long, over 1 […]

Fungi kill insects on BBC video clip

Seen photos of the dead ant with a death spasm bight on a tree stem, the killer fungus growing out of it’s back. First time I see video on it. Dark and tragic (from a Fauna’s point of view), but interesting to see. The colonized moth is actually almost beautiful…

TED in 2004 – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flow

From TED: Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.”

Lightning captured at > 5,000 images/sec

Listen to the interview, the second half, and check out the website (ZT Research) and on YouTube (ZT Research).